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Broken Promises

The Soap Box By Timothy Bristol https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-bristol/ It’s budget season again and the current budget proposal for Stratford in 2024 by Mayor Hoydick raises the mill rate to 40.20 mills. This would put the Stratford mill rate at the highest it has been since 1993. The current administration has brought the mill rate to a […]

“Agnes of God”: A Stirring Theatrical Puzzle

Square One Theatre Company Stratford Academy, 719 Birdseye Street Weekends until Sunday, March 26th. By Bonnie Goldberg What might happen when emotions, morals and religion clash, crash and collide? What feelings might that clash awaken in you, especially if you have a relationship with the Catholic Church? Fasten your seat belts for a wildly and […]

Audio and Braille Books

Stratford Library Becomes HUB for Accessible Books The Stratford Library is proud to announce that it has become an official hub for the Connecticut State Library for Accessible Books. CT LAB is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and […]

Keep Kids Busy

Stratford Library Has Something for Every Child All Ages List of March Events – ALL FREE Cover Photo By Sigmund March Storytimes: The Children’s Department offers weekly storytimes for children of different ages.  Storytimes meet at 10:30 a.m. .On Mondays Toddler Time meets for ages 0-2. On Tuesdays Preschool Storytime meets for ages 3-5. Baby […]

Spring Sports Kicks Off

Sterling House Community Center Free Babysitting for Restaurant Week.  Wednesday March 22nd and Friday March 24th from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Are you ready for Spring Cleaning?  Sterling House annual Saver Drive will begin on Friday March 18th.  Clean and sale-able clothes, household textiles, and small household goods. Spring Soccer registration ends on March 20th.  […]

Poetry Corner

By Norah Christian I always laugh out loud when I read this poem.  It is funny, but O’Hara is also being ironic in that he’s pointing out how addicted we are, how we feed on the trivial news of our rich and famous. Lana Turner (1921 – 1995) was an American actress who achieved fame […]

Play Ball

Brakettes Legend Donna Lopiano Sources: Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame www.CWHF.org Induction Category: Sports  Inducted:  1995 When Donna Lopiano was a child she dreamed of becoming a New York Yankee. So it comes as no surprise that, at the age of eleven, after making the Little League team, she stood gleefully in line to receive […]

U.S. Term Limits? – Who Are They?

By Barbara Heimlich Unsuspecting Stratford Residents were bombarded this week with a political mailer attacking 3 of our Board of Education members and characterizing them as “scheming to repeal term limits” and as “career politicians”. Facts: The Town of Stratford has term limits Elected Councilmen for the Town of Stratford shall be limited to serving […]